Donald Eugene Harness
10/29/1939 – 04/18/2020
Obituary for Donald Eugene Harness
Donald Eugene Harness, 80, of Sedalia passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia, MO. He was born on October 29, 1939 in Warrensburg, MO the son of Kenneth Carl and Eva Lionel (Milks) Harness, who preceded him in death.
On October 5, 1963 in Oak Grove, LA, he was united in marriage to Maecelle Blanche Williams, who resides in Fayette, MO.
Donald served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1960 until 1963, stationed at Ft. Hood, TX. He was an auto mechanic, and worked for General Motors for most of his career. Donald enjoyed working on model airplanes/cars, going fishing and especially loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Katy Park Baptist Church and was a former Deacon. One of his most proud accomplishments was helping in the construction the building.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Carl Harness (Cindy) of Cabot, AR; a daughter, Amanda Owen (Greg) of Fayette, MO; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Brittany), Michaela and Emily Harness, and Maxwell Owen; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Leighton; a sister, Patricia Downing of Warrensburg, MO; one brother, David Harness (Cindy) of Ottowa, KS; and a brother-in-law, Jim Bumgarner of Warrensburg, MO.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Betty Bumgarner.
Due to the current pandemic crisis, we will be announcing service arrangements at a later date.
Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.
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